What is Neighborhood Watch?

Neighborhood Watch is a citizens' organization devoted to preventing crime and vandalism within a neighborhood. It is through coordination and cooperation with the Winston-Salem Police Department that members learn non-intervention ways to deter crime. Neighborhood Watch members are to stay alert to unusual activity and contact the authorities.

Information on starting a Neighborhood Watch in your community [pdf/120kb/2p].

Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Officer G. K. Wykle

Neighborhood Watch Association

All Neighborhood Watch groups are a part of the Neighborhood Watch Association.

Neighborhood Watch Association meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaty Training Center.  We do not meet in the months of August (due to National Night Out), the month of November (due to the National Night Out Banquet), and the month of December (to avoid conflicts with busy Holiday schedules).

The next Neighborhood Watch Association meeting will be held at the Beaty Training and Support Center (1200 N. Patterson Ave.) on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.  Angie Swaim, the commander of the Winston-Salem Police Department's Hazardous Devices Unit, will be at this meeting discussing what the Hazardous Devices Unit does and demonstrating some of their equipment.

As a reminder, these meetings are held in a secure building that requires you to be allowed into the building by and employee.  Therefore, if you get there after 7 p.m.there is no guarantee that anyone will be at the door to let you in the building.

Last year's National Night Out was a big success across the city with over 1,100 people coming out to join in the activities.  We hope to see even more participation this year.  The next big event for the Neighborhood Watch Association will be National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  Later, in November, we will have the National Night Out Banquet for those Neighborhood Watch Groups that hosted a National Night Out event.  The date and time of this years banquet will be determined later.  

Any questions should be directed to Officer G. K. Wykle at 336-407-6013 or 

Neighborhood Watch Association By-Laws [pdf/14kb/3p]

Safety tips and crime prevention information can be found by visiting Crime Prevention.

See crimes by type and address on the Crimemapping site - here's how! [video]

Link for CrimeMapping

CrimeMapping Search Tips [pdf/580kb/7p]


Go to Winston-Salem Police Department page on Nextdoor

The Winston-Salem Police Department has partnered with Nextdoor, a popular online service that allows information sharing in just your neighborhood. You can reply to information we share on the pages, or you can send us a private message. Nextdoor can be a useful tool for Neighborhood Watch groups to communicate with other residents in their area, but it is not an actual part of Neighborhood Watch.

The neighborhood boundaries created by Nextdoor are not the same as those for Neighborhood Watch groups and therefore might overlap from one group to another. It is also important to remember that this is not a forum to report criminal activity since it will not be monitored at all hours, so please call 911 for urgent assistance or 336-773-7700 if it's not an emergency. Visit our Nextdoor page for more information.

National Night Out 2019

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.

National Night will be observed on Tuesday, August 6.

Registration information will be posted at a later date.

Questions can be directed to Officer G. K. Wykle at 336-407-6013 or the Community Resources Unit at 336-773-7835.

Additional Neighborhood Resources

Neighborhood Watch Group Web Sites

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